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IOS 11 – quick overview

Much of the info below was taken from THIS ARTICLE.

How do I know if I can update to IOS 11?

Not everyone on campus can. The easiest way is to go to Settings –> General –> Software Update and see if it is available. Note that you can see if you can update while on campus – but you won’t actually be able to update until you get off-campus.

What’s different?

There are tons of articles on-line with that info, but here’s a quick rundown of the important day-to-day stuff:

Multi-Touch with Drag-n-Drop

 Get into Split-screen mode, with two different apps on each side.

You can now drag-n-Drop data from one app to the other.




“Multi-Touch with drag and drop may seem like a small addition, but it makes a big difference in the day-to-day. Being able to split screen and drag and drop files makes a more compelling reason to use iPad for work in both business and an educational context. Adding attachments to an email is much smoother and quicker than it once was and even when adding photos to a blog … has become a better way to get work done on the go.”

File Explorer



Organizes the files on your iPad just like on your regular computer.




“Files is a new native app for iOS that is integrated directly into iOS 11. Whether searching through local files, iCloud, Box, or Google Drive users can organize, open, and delete files from the comfort of their iOS devices. … This is a win for those used to navigating through file structures and is again focused on enabling users and enhancing productivity.”

A new dock, app switcher, and Control Center


Swiping up from the bottom of an iPad running iOS 11 shows the app switcher.

The new dock in this view makes switching between apps much faster and is the basic hub for multitasking on iPad.

It shows the recently used apps and offers access to the also new Control Center.

Swiping up on previously used apps will clear them until they’re opened again.

IOS 11 is here…but wait!

IOS11 is here – but hang on a second before you update your school iPad.

Here are some things to think about:

  1. Not everyone can update. Check Settings —> Software Update to see if you can.
  2. Students cannot update at school, only at home. It’s a network thing.
  3. It’s a ONE WAY street. Once you move your iPad to IOS11, there’s no going back.
  4. It’s going to take a while – I’ve seen reports that say it will take anywhere from a half-hour to several hours. It all depends!
  5. Some Apps will no longer work. For MDS the core standard apps will all work under IOS 11. To check the apps that won’t BEFORE you upgrade go to
    Settings —> About —> Applications,
    and look at the list.
  6. If you need some nonworking apps removed from your iPad, send an email to Mr. Rule with the list.



11th grade iPad app list [2014]

Category App Name
Core Adobe Reader
Core Chrome
Core Flashcards*
Core Free Graphing Calculator
Core Garageband
Core Google Docs
Core Google Drive
Core Google Sheets
Core iBooks
Core iMovie
Core iTunes U
Core Kindle
Core Meraki
Core Moodle mobile
Core MyScript Calculator
Core Notability
Core Photon
Core Podcasts
Core Show of Hands
Core Student Clicker – Socrative
Core VLC
Core Voice Record Pro
Create Educareations interactive Whiteboard
Create Idea Flight
Create idea Sketch
Create Prezi
Create Splice
English iThesaurus
English Merriam Webster Dictionary
Fun 🙂 Sudoku
Fun 4 pics 1 word
Fun Checkers
Fun Chess
Fun Chess: Learn Chess
Fun Quiz Up
Fun Word Ladder
Fun Words with Friends
Math Calculator Pro
Math Protractor 1st
Math Quick Graph: Scientific Graphing Cal
Math SAT Math Review Free
Reference Explain Everything
Reference Google Earth
Reference Khan Academy
Reference TED
Science Educam Classroom Viewer
Science Human Body Facts 1000
Science NASA App
Science NASA Tech Innovations
Science NASA TV
Science NASA Visualization Explorer
Science Nasa/JPL images
Science NASA/JPL images
Science Nova Elements
Science Science360
Science The Chemical Touch – Lite
Science Vernier Graphical Anaysis
SS Constitution for iPad
SS Linetime: Presidents Edition
SS myCongress
SS Pass the Past
SS Politico Huddle
SS Settle it! Politifacts Argument Ender
SS The World in Figures
SS Timeline Eons Free
SS Today in history
SS Today’s Document
SS UN Country Stats
Theology Bible Gateway
Theology iBreviary Pro Terra Sancta
Theology Laudate – #1 free Catholic App
Util QR Reader